Visitor Services Associate

Organizational Overview

The mission of Armory Center for the Arts is to nurture our community and its young people by creating, learning, and presenting art to advance equity and social justice. Deeply committed to public access, education, and outreach programs, the Armory presents contemporary art exhibitions, performances, and educational experiences at its main facility and at satellite locations throughout the City of Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles. For more information on the Armory, visit armoryarts.org/about.

The Armory believes that traditional hiring practices have historically and systemically marginalized entire groups of people including people of color, people of different socio-economic backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, people in the LGBTQ community, and veterans, to name a few. We strongly believe as an organization in deconstructing barriers and building a team that authentically represents the diverse communities, and backgrounds of Los Angeles County. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized groups.

What We Are Looking For
The Visitor Services Associates (VSA) are tasked with engaging with the public in order to provide an educational, safe, and memorable experience at the Armory. VSAs are also tasked with running the daily, frontline operations; including administrative tasks, monitoring the gallery and studio spaces, and set-up / break-down of programs.

The ideal candidate has:
Curiosity about community arts spaces, galleries, and working studios.
Excellent visitor service skills and courteous phone manner.
Confidence in communicating with groups of all ages and backgrounds.
The ability to interact with various personality traits and maintain a professional demeanor with both staff and visitors alike.
A positive attitude; is responsible, flexible, punctual, and able to work well under pressure.
Availability to work Wednesday-Saturday, nights, and holidays; and/or work extended hours if required.
High school diploma or GED.
Minimum of two years prior experience working in a cultural organization or educational setting.
Familiarity and comfort with standards, practices, and procedures of museums and/or childcare.
Familiarity and comfort with business protocols; office skills.
The physical ability to speak, hear, see, reach, bend, twist, type, sit, stand, lift 25 pounds, and climb a short ladder.
Fluency in other languages is a plus.
Knowledge of ceramics is a plus.

General Duties, Responsibilities, Essential Functions
Greet and welcome visitors upon their arrival and orient them to the Armory. Assess visitor needs and share the wide range of programming and activities available.
Be well informed about Exhibition and Studio programs and schedules.
Assist visitors with wayfinding around the Armory.
Provide information and monitor visitors and adherence to site rules.
Answer visitor questions regarding a wide variety of topics including general Armory matters or the Old Pasadena neighborhood; If necessary, direct visitors to the appropriate place/person, or take their contact info for follow up.
Monitor and control visitor flow at entry and exit points. Report any issues.
Respond to visitor concerns and complaints and report any concerns to Supervisors in a timely and efficient manner.
Provide professional, efficient, and approachable support and excellent service to visitors and staff alike.
Assist with exhibition openings, public programs, and special events that take place at the Armory throughout the year.
Provide administrative, technical, or programmatic support as needed.
Maintain clean and orderly work areas, specifically exhibition reception desk and front office.
Answer front office phones and check voicemails. Change outgoing messages for each exhibition. Direct unresolved questions to the supervisor.
Perform any other duties as may reasonably be required.

Exhibitions
Open and close galleries, including turning on and off any video or other tech.
Support department’s social media activities.
Maintain organized and accurate daily visitor log. Input new email addresses and zip codes into the database.
Sell Armory books, merchandise, and editions; maintain book inventory; track sales.
Maintain an organized closet behind the reception desk.
Assist with departmental events by providing setup of AV, chairs, recording, and other needs as requested.
Monitor the condition of all galleries on a daily basis. Remove trash or other debris as needed. Report burned out bulbs, scuffs, or other matters that require attention.
Provide some administrative support to the Director of Exhibitions

On-site Classes
Welcome all students, following strict COVID-19 safety protocols if applicable.
Open doors to studio spaces at the start of every class, locking and monitoring front and back Armory doors during class, ensuring student safety during their time at the Armory.
Assist visitors and students with wayfinding to their classes, especially in the first 2 weeks of each session.
During class, monitor all Studio class spaces and answer questions from teaching artists or teen volunteers.
Assist the Studio Director in maintaining an organized, clean, and active studio space, reviewing and rearranging classroom spaces on a daily basis as needed.
Assist with the organization of materials for classes and set up of studio spaces in preparation for each class.
Supervise students ages 11 and younger if parents are late for check-out.
Provide other administrative and programmatic assistance to the Studio Director.

COVID Vaccination Policy
For the safety and well-being of the entire community, Armory Center for the Arts requires that all staff be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed in an Armory facility, exhibit space, classroom, or office.

How to Apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to careers@armoryarts.org. In the subject line of the email, please write “Visitor Services Associate.” No phone calls please. Applications are due by February 12th.

We understand that it is unlikely that an applicant meets all of the qualifications for a given role. If much of this job description describes you, you are encouraged to apply for this role.

Call for Art: International Women’s Day: Palestinian Women: Images and Stories

Esperanza Community Housing is pleased to invite local artists to submit artwork for its upcoming International Women’s Day Art Exhibition: Palestinian Women: Images and Stories.

Esperanza is a social justice organization that accomplishes comprehensive community development in South Los Angeles through six core programs: affordable housing, health equity, economic development, environmental justice, arts and culture, and public policy.
advocacy.

Our annual International Women’s Day exhibition at Mercado La Paloma seeks to highlight women’s voices and stories. This year, we seek to uplift Palestinian women’s stories of life, resistance, joy, community building, and creation.

Exhibition Dates: March 8 to May 6, 2024

Exhibition Place: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artwork Requirements: Two-dimensional artwork: Painting, Photo, Print/Graphic, no smaller than 24 x 32 inches, stretched on canvas or framed and ready to hang. Limit 4 submissions per artist.

Submission Dateline: March 1, 2024. Please submit artwork for consideration HERE

Artwork Delivery Date: March 3, from 1 to 5 pm. Artwork selected must be hand delivered at the offices of Esperanza Community Housing, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90007 (2nd Floor)

Artwork Pick up Date: May 7, from 5 to 9 pm

No Entry Fee.

Esperanza reserves the right to refuse or reject any artwork for any reason.
Questions: Please contact yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org

Call for Art: The Boynes Artist Award

Join us in celebrating 10 Editions of artistry and creativity! The Boynes Artist Award invites artists worldwide to participate in our historic 10th Edition. With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the arts, we offer a platform where artists of all backgrounds and experience levels can shine on a global stage.

Key Dates:

– Submissions Open: January 21, 2024
– Early Bird Deadline: February 28, 2024 (25% off)
– Regular Deadline: April 29, 2024
– Winner & Finalists Announced: May 30, 2024

Join us in this milestone edition and seize the opportunity to gain exposure, recognition, and support for your artistic journey. Our esteemed panel of jurors from diverse backgrounds will celebrate your creativity in all its forms.

Visit our website for submission guidelines and more details. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the historic 10th Edition of the Boynes Artist Award!

Call for Art: 15th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 15th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s April 2024 online group art exhibition.

The gallery invites both 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best non-objective and/or non-representational art.

Entry Fees: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

The deadline to apply to this art competition is March 27, 2024.

For further information and to apply online: https://lightspacetime.art/15th-annual-Abstracts-2024-art-competition/

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.

Call for Art: 14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s March 2024 online group art exhibition.

Both 2D & 3D artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, are invited to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract figurative art.

The “Figurative” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the human form and human features. The gallery will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, and although nude art is acceptable, please, do not submit any erotic art.

Entry Fees: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

The deadline to apply to this art competition is February 26, 2024.

For further information and to apply online: https://lightspacetime.art/14th-annual-figurative-2024-art-competition/

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.

Call for Art: “Still Life”

Ten Moir Gallery invites artists and photographers to submit artwork for the “Still Life” Online Art Competition and Virtual Exhibition. We are seeking submissions that showcase the beauty and essence of everyday objects. Whether you are an emerging or an established artist, we invite you to share your unique perspective no matter where you are in the world. This is an opportunity to win cash prizes, have your artwork featured in an online exhibition, connect with a diverse audience of art enthusiasts, collectors, and fellow artists and more.

Accepted Media: All 2d and 3d mediums are welcome; painting, sculpture, drawing, digital art, photography, and mixed media.

Entry fees: $18 for 2 artworks

Apply using the online form. Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

* Best in show receives: $150 cash prize, solo exhibition and complimentary entry into the Blu Sky Artist Award, where you stand a chance to win an impressive $500!
* Selected artworks will be featured in the “Still Life online exhibition.
* Professionally designed certificate
* Social media shout-out to our growing audience, further enhancing your visibility in the art community.

 

Call for Art: Vibrant Colors

Calling all artists and photographers inspired by vibrant colors! Unleash your creativity in the Vibrant Colors Online Art Competition at Ten Moir Gallery! Best in Show receives a $150 cash prize, a solo exhibition, and extensive promotion. Bonus: Qualify for the Blu Sky Artist Award with a chance to win $500!

Important Dates:
* Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2024
* Artist Notification: April 5-7th, 2024
* Exhibition Date: April 7th, 2024

Theme: Vibrant Colors
Bold contrasts, harmonious blends, explosive bursts, or subtle gradients – express the dynamic interplay of colors!

Media:
All creators worldwide working in 2D & 3D mediums are invited – Paintings, Photography, Digital, Sculpture, Crafts, Mixed Media.

Fees:
$18 for 2 images

Apply using the online form at: https://tenmoirgallery.com/vibrant-colors-online-art-competition-open-call/

About Ten Moir Gallery

Ten Moir Gallery is not your typical online gallery; we are passionate promoters of your palette. Our art competitions and exhibitions are designed by creatives who understand the artist’s soul. It’s not just about showcasing your art; it’s about amplifying your voice on the global stage. With every stroke, we aim to paint a story of your success, ensuring that your art is seen, celebrated, and embraced by a diverse audience. Join our vibrant community and let your art resonate far beyond virtual borders.

Digital Content Manager

Blue13 Dance Company is an American dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles, with a mission to drive a shift in the perception and practice of American dance through performance, outreach, and education. For over 20 years, Blue13 has connected audiences through the power of live dance, performing in the U.S. and abroad in its highly energetic style inspired in part by the classical and cultural art forms of the Indian subcontinent.

ABIDE (Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) is the cornerstone of the Blue13 ethos and woven into all facets of our organizational practices. Blue13 is an Indian woman-founded dance company, with a diverse cast, board, and staff. Working with Blue13 means to center Global Majority artists as the important and exciting voices and movers of our generation.

Blue13 seeks to hire an experienced and creative professional to oversee the organization’s online presence, digital marketing campaigns, and graphics. The position includes day-to-day management of Blue13’s online presence. The Digital Content manager will work closely with the team to lead successful social media content campaigns, email newsletters, and keep Blue13 connected with our online community.

The successful candidate will have the knowledge of graphic design, social media content strategies, e-newsletter campaign strategies, and web design. The Digital Content Manager is expected to participate in weekly organizational meetings via Zoom. They should also be available to take photos and videos at rehearsals, performances, and events on a regular basis. Additional hours will be paid for those commitments. Occasional absences are acceptable with prior planning.

The Digital Content Manager will report to the Artistic Director and the Company Manager. This is a Part-Time position (5-7 hours per week, up to 12 hours per week during large performances/events) at $20/hr. Hours could increase, as needed and approved by the Artistic Director and Company Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Create and curate social media content and captions
Send biweekly email newsletters (Neon)
Coordinate cross-promotions with other organizations for email and social media
Coordinate artist takeovers for social media
Keep Blue13’s linktr.ee up-to-date
Manage and update info on the website (WordPress)
Manage and update the schedule on the class registration form (Neon)
Design graphics for print and digital use as needed
Design promotional video material as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Wordpress
Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign)
Video editing experience (Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, or comparable software)
Experience with digital marketing strategies
Experience with non-profit/performing arts organizations
Knowledge of social media content strategies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with a diverse group of individuals in an inclusive and equitable manner
Proximity to central/northeast LA with a flexible schedule
Creative, adaptable, highly organized and able to work independently

Send Resume & Cover Letter to hannahjoo@blue13dance.com by 1/20/2024!

Project Coordinator

OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORKS

Esperanza Community Housing is pleased to invite local artists to submit artwork for its upcoming International Women’s Day Art Exhibition: Palestinian Women: Images and Stories.

Esperanza is a social justice organization that accomplishes comprehensive community development in South Los Angeles through six core programs: affordable housing, health equity, economic development, environmental justice, arts and culture, and public policy advocacy.

Exhibition Dates: March 8 to May 6, 2024

Exhibition Place: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artwork Requirements: Two-dimensional artwork: Painting, Photo, Print/Graphic, no smaller than 24 x 32 inches, stretched on canvas or framed and ready to hang. Limit 4 submissions per artist.

Submission Dateline: March 1, 2024. Please submit artwork for consideration here.

Artwork Delivery Date: March 3, from 1 to 5 pm. Artwork selected must be hand delivered at the offices of Esperanza Community Housing, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90007 (2nd Floor)

Artwork Pick up Date: May 7, from 5 to 9 pm

No Entry Fee.

Esperanza reserves the right to refuse or reject any artwork for any reason.

Questions: Please contact yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org

Nature’s Wonder Exhibition

Calling All Nature-Inspired Artists and Photographers!
Are you captivated by the wonders of the natural world? Do you possess a unique artistic vision rooted in the beauty of nature? We invite you to showcase your artwork in the Nature’s Wonder Online Art Competition at Ten Moir Gallery!

Theme:
Nature – landscapes, flora, fauna, seasons, ecosystems, and environmental conservation.
Awards & Opportunities:
* Best in Show: $150 Cash Prize, Solo Exhibition, Extensive Promotion, and Blu Sky Artist Award complementary Entry, Chance to Win $500

Important Dates:
* Submission Deadline: February 29th, 2024
* Artist Notification: March 5-7th, 2024
* Exhibition Date: March 7th, 2024

Open to All Creators:
* 2D & 3D Mediums: Paintings, Photography, Digital, Sculpture, Crafts, Mixed Media.
Submission Fees:
$18 for 2 Images

Apply here: https://tenmoirgallery.com/open-call-natures-wonder-art-competition/